Why can’t I respond to a specific message in messages on my iPhone 11? Follow the instructions but there is no reply button.

Created at: 2021-04-05 00:57:17
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Why can’t I respond to a specific message in a group message. I go to the old bubble tap and hold but a reply button is not available.

Answer #1:

By: Prof. Brant Dickens

Why can’t I respond to a specific message in a group message. I go to the old bubble tap and hold but a reply button is not available.

Answer #2:

By: Stephon Erdman

Hi Alicelms,



We understand you're unable to reply to messages in a group message. We're happy to help.



To start, is the group message going through the iMessage service (everyone is using iPhones and the message bubbles have a blue background)? Or is it going through regular SMS text service (someone in the message is not using an iPhone and the message bubbles have a green background)?



Inline replies are only available through Apple's iMessage service, so if this group message you're in is going through regular SMS text service (the message bubbles have a green background), you will not have a reply option when holding on a message.



Reply to specific messages on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch



If the group message is using the iMessage service and there's no "Reply" option, just let us know.



Cheers!